Work has now been completed on the installation of solar panels throughout the RSPCA’s Cornwall headquarters at Saint Columb.

It is hoped that the panels will help to mitigate the ever-rising energy costs which have to be borne at Quoit, while also making the site more environmentally friendly. 

An RSPC spokesperson said: “Thanks must go to the group of RAF volunteers who paid us visits and helped to reinstate all the trenches and ditches that had to be dug to accommodate the new power feeding cables, this was hard work and their cheerful help much appreciated.

“A further improvement has been the building of a new education centre to help various groups of youngsters, both in and out of school, become more aware of the animal world, large and small, both domestic and wildlife. 

“Resident RSPCA education officers will hold informal courses in the cabin, which was kindly donated by a small tourist facility near to Davidstow. It was dismantled, transported and re-erected in a suitable wildlife and aquatic garden so is soon to be available for appropriate attendees to take advantage of so watch this space for further details.”